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The Fintech 250: The World's Most Promising Fintech Companies

Meet the top fintech companies shaping the future of B2B and B2C financial services, from payments and banking to investing and insurance.

The Fintech 250 is CB Insights' annual list of the 250 most promising private fintech companies in the world. 

Some of the winning companies are building safer and more efficient ways to send and receive payments. Others are striving to make banking, loans, mobile wallets, and investing products available to historically underserved populations all over the world.

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Want to dive in right away? Check out these highlights from this year's winners: 

  • New vs. repeat winners: Nearly two-thirds (64%) of this year’s cohort are repeat winners. Why is the new winner cohort so small? In the past, many winners would exit via IPO or M&A and lose eligibility for the list. Today, fintech leaders are staying private longer, especially amid this year’s market turmoil.
  • Global reach: Globalization is a key theme for this year’s Fintech 250. The winners represent 33 different countries (by headquarters location) across the globe — 7 more than last year. Just over half (53%) of the selected companies are headquartered in the US, which is the fewest we’ve seen in the Fintech 250 since 2017.
  • B2B vs. B2C: About two-thirds (64%) of this year’s Fintech 250 are B2B, and 36% are B2C. The B2B-B2C split represents a broader shift in market sentiment away from consumer-facing fintechs.

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